Successful return.

Three months after his last match on the circuit, Gaël Monfils dominated the Spaniard Pedro Martinez (53rd in the world) in three sets (7-6 [4]), 3-6, 6-2) in the first round of the Masters 1000 of Montreal.

The French No. 1 and 20th in the world (35), injured in the right heel, had not played a match since his defeat in the second round of the Masters 1000 in Madrid against Novak Djokovic in May, before renouncing to play Roland-Garros then Wimbledon.

Monfils completed its first success since May 1 in 2h45.

In the second round, he will face the American-French Maxime Cressy (25, 31st), in form after his first title obtained in July at the Newport grass tournament.

In case of victory, the quarter-finalist of the last Australian Open could meet the 5th world Stefanos Tsitsipas in the 3rd round.

However, the first round of the Quebec tournament did not go well for all the Habs.

Benoît Paire was beaten 2-6, 3-6 by the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka and Benjamin Bonzi lost 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 3-6 against the American Frances Tiafoe.

Hugo Gaston was also beaten 2-6, 3-6 by Briton Jack Draper.

Adrian Mannarino won 6-3, 6-3 against Arthur Rinderknech in a Franco-French duel.


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